Trysting Steps and Bluff Walk

Trysting Steps and Bluff Walk (HMWZ0)

Location: Melbourne, FL 32901 Brevard County
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Country: United States of America
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N 28° 4.791', W 80° 36.084'

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Originally wooden steps mounted the bluff, providing a means for pedestrians to go from the front street business section to the hotels and residences along the high bluff.

At the top of the steps, along bluff walk, were the Carelton Hotel, built by Emma Strawbridge, and the Idlewylde Hotel. The Carelton was destroyed by fire in 1904 and rebuilt almost immediately.

(The Idlewyled was also destroyed.) The second Carleton Hotel burned in 1925.

The steps were a popular place for the young people of Melbourne to meet during their courtship and bluff walk was the local "Lover's Lane" on cool evenings, if the mosquitoes weren't too bad.
HM NumberHMWZ0
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 2:24pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 539162 N 3106111
Decimal Degrees28.07985000, -80.60140000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 4.791', W 80° 36.084'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 4' 47.46" N, 80° 36' 5.04" W
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Area Code(s)321
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1276 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne FL 32901, US
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